Get the Latest Banking and Insurance Tech Trends in IBM Cloud Platform ISV Sessions at Think 2019

By Preetam Kumar

Think 2019 is rapidly approaching

The IBM Think 2019 conference in San Francisco (February 12–15, 2019) is designed with you in mind. Leaders in your industry will discuss use cases where they faced pain points you have likely encountered. They’ll reveal how IBM Cloud helped them solve their challenges and how it might do the same for your banking and insurance enterprise (or both). Read the following overviews for sessions of interest and register to attend at the links provided at the end.

UBS Companion: An exploration on human digital assistants

Teaming with IBM and avatar biometrics company FaceMe, UBS is testing the use of human digital assistants to help clients and client advisors. The experimental project, “UBS Companion,” uses two newly developed avatars with client advisors in Wealth Management Switzerland. “Daniel Kalt” is a digital clone of the UBS Regional Chief Investment Officer Switzerland. “Fin” is an animated figure who serves as a friendly helper and digital assistant. The avatars interact with clients and their advisors during video conferences to answer questions and provide financial solutions. See how the acceptance of digital assistants in wealth management can improve customer service and provide efficiency benefits at this session on February 14, 2019.

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Creating a Cloud HA/DR banking environment with multi-zone Kubernetes and API Connect for Virgin Money

Virgin Money is modernizing its applications in response to open banking. This change requires support to shift its on-premises development into a cloud-native production environment. After a review with third-party suppliers, Virgin Money chose IBM Business Partner Backbase to support IBM Cloud as a strategic operating system. IBM Cloud allows Virgin Money to meet its high availability and disaster recovery objectives while being cost efficient and compliant with industry regulations. Using hyper-scalable services on IBM Cloud, Virgin Money has saved money, met regulatory deadlines, and avoided fines. Learn more at this session on February 13, 2019.

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File services modernization without limitations: How Humana moved to the cloud on its own terms

The modernization of corporate file services is a priority for health insurance enterprises like Humana as they embark on digital transformation initiatives. Public cloud services have numerous limitations for these organizations, including data security concerns, performance/latency issues, and bandwidth constraints. What health insurance leaders need is a secure file services and data protection solution. To understand how and why Humana selected IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Business Partner CTERA to meet those needs over other competitors, attend the session that will occur on February 14, 2019.

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